Police have apprehended an expatriate worker in connection with the murder of the 13-year-old girl in Sarpang. The suspect was arrested the same day.
The suspect has, however, not confessed to the crime
A minor girl was brutally murdered by unidentified assailant(s) and was found about 20 meters away from a short-cut path, in a forested area on Friday 12 April.
The girl normally took the route to school from her house in Dolungang village under Dekiling gewog.
The officer in-charge (OC) of the Sarpang police station said the girl was brutally murdered and her face was covered in blood. A villager had informed Police about the incident.
Upon examination by the medical team it was learnt that the suspect had used some hard object like stone to hit the girl on the forehead.
“The victim had sustained deep cuts and due to excessive bleeding the girl might have died,” said the OC.
The victim was a student of Jigmeling Primary School and was studying in class v.
As of now rape has not been confirmed but it also has not been ruled-out. According to the preliminary medical reports there were no struggle marks or ejaculation.
Police are waiting for the DNA results as they found stains on the kira of the deceased. The sample was sent to the experts.
When the police reached the crime scene, they discovered that the kira of the victim was removed from her body and was used to cover the body. Her tego (jacket) was partially removed.
Medical examination was conducted on the spot and for further examinations the body was taken to Gelephu hospital. Later, the body was handed over to the parents of the victim for last rites.
Police said that the parents were in shock when they learnt about what happened to their daughter.
The body of the girl was identified as Sonam Choden daughter of an armed personnel.
Chencho Dema / Thimphu